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Jeffrey Adler

Office: 211 Keene Flint Hall
Phone: (352) 273-3376
Mailing address:
Department of History
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117320
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320

Jeffrey S. Adler is Professor of History, and his research and teaching interests focus on U.S. urban history, the history of American violence and criminal justice, and the history of American race relations.  He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and offers courses on the American city, race and criminal justice, the history of crime and criminal justice, and violence in America.  Adler has received research grants from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies.  He has published articles on crime and violence in history, criminology, and sociology journals and in law reviews.  His most recent books have explored violence and policing in the American city, including First in Violence, Deepest in Dirt: Homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006) and Murder and the Policing of Race: New Orleans, 1920-1945 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019).